When it comes to what type of music should be played in church, the opinions are probably as vast as the individuals who attend church. Some believers think only old hymns are good enough for church, others think the praise and worship music of today should be the dominant or only format in church, and still others think… Continue reading Thar’s good in them thar hymns: music’s importance to the church
When the saints of God pray, sing praises, or talk praises to the Lord, the Bible calls it a sacrifice of praise (Jer. 33:11; Heb. 13:15). It's an important part of our covenant relationship with him. So when I see people making fun of it, in ignorance or deliberately, it rubs me the wrong way. This… Continue reading Why do Christians encourage hypocrisy of secular artists?: Bieber & Kanye
Signs of the times continue to unfold as we get closer to the Lord's rapture of his church and the world's welcoming of the Antichrist. Some prominent evangelicals have expressed their endorsements for Pope Francis's efforts to push all churches toward one world religion in the grip of the Roman Catholic Church. Prior to the… Continue reading Ecumenism efforts for one world church amped up by ‘evangelicals’ and the Pope
Jon Foreman, lead singer of Christian band Switchfoot, is on a promotional tour to hype up his solo project "The Wonderlands." He begins a concert tour for the album in August. Known for playing secular venues and dodging the "Christian artist" label, he is popular in both Christian and secular music worlds. As part of… Continue reading Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman gives uneasy answer on Christian station re: Supreme Court gay marriage decision
Gospel singer Kirk Franklin recently wrote a tribute to the late Andrae Crouch, who died in January. He made note of Crouch's soul-stirring music which crossed all ethnic boundaries and made the secular world take note of his talents despite the fact he sang about Jesus. Then Franklin expressed his disappointment that the Christian music… Continue reading Does it matter how the Christian music industry is perceived?
Let me say first in this post that I think Christian music is fantastic compared to secular music and that I enjoy a broad spectrum of Christian music. I think overall it's more inspirational than the secular. However, I've learned I can't always depend on Christian artists for doctrine or philosophy of life because when… Continue reading Sold out or sellouts?: why I sometimes question Christian music
To promote their latest studio album, Building 429 lead singer Jason Roy sat down with TheBlaze and had some very interesting answers to some very poignant questions. When asked about the challenges that come with fame and success within the music industry, Roy was quick to express that the number one priority of record labels,… Continue reading Building 429’s Jason Roy dispels assumptions about Christian music industry
One of my favorite singers, Donnie McClurkin, will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 26 in New York City by the Recording Academy for his positive influences that have graced the music industry. Having received a variety of awards already, including two Grammys, several Stellar Awards, two Dove Awards, and an NAACP Image Award (just to name… Continue reading Donnie McClurkin adds another honor to his collection
This is a question I discussed with a friend once. I should probably give an explanation of what Christian music is first. The Christian music I'm talking about is music that gives glory to God in its lyrics, whether it's a testimony of what God does for a believer, or direct praise that is speaking to… Continue reading Should secular artists sing Christian music?